After 50%, spirits should be lifting. Certainly by 75% a grin should have spread across the knitter’s chops – the finish line in sight normally prompts a self-satisfied spurt. Yet this shawl becomes ever harder to knit. It weighs down the needle cable and sags between my legs, pulling on my hands/wrists/elbows. Every time I move a few stitches around I have to heft the whole mass in the air and reseat it in my lap. It’s like a physical workout!
Perhaps I should start knitting in a skirt, and let the woolly beast settle in my lap in comfort.
- Pattern: A Handsome Triangle
- Source: Victorian Lace Today
- Ravelry Project: Winter Shawl
- Yarn: Colourmart DK Merino
- Needles: KnitPro Symfonie interchangeable circular needles, 5mm.
- Row: 191
- Stitches on needle: 384
- Total stitches worked: 37,236
- % complete: 80.58
- Estimated completion: <DEL>15th October</DEL> 18th October
Still pondering the blocking problem. I’m supposed to be going halves with SpinningGill on two sets of interlocking mats via eBay. I should get my finger out and organise their purchase. The one problem remains – where do I put the mats for the blocking process?
Onward! Only 22 rows to go. I’ve managed six today, so we’re looking at 3 to 4 days before I even get to the crochet – and that is going to take ages to do.
Oh, the bamboo crochet hooks have arrived, so hopefully that will speed up the crocheting business.